I've been doing IM since 2010. Right now I'm on a steady monthly income of 25-30k USD mostly from AdSense (using social media traffic). One can say I'm fairly successful at this business. But success made me lose my focus and become unreasonably lazy. Right now I'm only working 6 hours a week, and all my other IM projects are not moving. I'm doing this journey to motivate myself. Here are my projects this year (according to priorities). 1. An online T-shirt store. - The business was already running and earning decently but I stopped it because I'm too lazy to solve the supply-chain problem. -I now have new partners on this business and that's an additional motivation. 2. An online store selling health products -I joined a multi-level-marketing about a year ago. I have no plans on inviting people to join the network. I just want to sell their products because I think they are really effective. I'm using them myself. -The website is easy to set up. I'll use shopify. I just need to move my lazy ass and actually start building and promoting this project. I have no problem with supplies but delivering items to customers efficiently and cost-effectively is a bit complicated. - I also need to find people who would take orders by phone or email. 3. A health blog/website - The website is already running and earning. But I need to find someone who could create content on a regular basis. - I also need to tweak the website a bit to get better CTR and RPM. - I need to find a way to get steady traffic (probably through FB ads). 4. A business loan website - I already have existing clients. I lend $15,000 at 10% monthly interest. - I just need to create a professional looking website to attract clients. - I plan to lend $20,000 a month at 10% monthly interest. The clients/borrowers are really easy to find where I live. 5. A niche site for kids - It's my newest. Not sure if I'll continue with this. - I need to find regular writers. - I need steady source of traffic (maybe FB ads again). 6. An online store selling artworks - Not a cash cow. I owe this one to an artist friend of mine. I promised to promote his paintings online (that was 1 year ago). - I'll sell his artworks at a profit. 7. A wedding photography website - Same as #6. I promised a website to a friend (yeah 2 years ago). I'll earn through client referrals. 8. Some passion projects - A website for a political figure that I support - A personal blog where I will talk about IM and marketing in general. - A hobby website Here is my skill set: 1. PPC, SEO, Social Media Marketing 2. Email Marketing 3. Content creation 4. Website development 5. Some business management skills What I need to do: 1. Dedicate at least 3.5 hours a day, Monday-Friday for these projects. 2. Focus on one project at a time. 3. Find the correct people to help me. 4. Monitor progress and expenses. 5. Maintain work/life balance. On top of these, I plan on doing local offline businesses starting with a food franchise. I'm hoping to get at least 3 food franchises before the year ends. I'm going to update this thread at least once a week. Follow me on my journey.